Cottage
Rules & Policies

General Rules/Policies

  • Open: May 14 – October 17.
  • Peak Season: June 18 – September 6.
  • Events and attractions have limited availability during Non-Peak season.
  • Specific campsites or cottages may be requested, but are not guaranteed. We do offer you the opportunity to guarantee your favorite campsite or cottage by paying our applicable locking fee. If you opt out of the locking fee, you are guaranteed your selected site or cottage type, but NOT the specific unit number.
  • We have adopted dynamic rates which fluctuate based on occupancy similar to the hotel and airline industry. With that being said, rates vary based upon availability and are subject to change with each search.
  • 1 camping unit and 2 cars per site; extra vehicles $5, not including day guest vehicles that must park in overflow lot.
  • Must be 21 or older to rent campsite or cottage.
  • Wristbands issued upon check-in must be worn at all times to identify you as a registered guest. These wristbands also serve as your ticket to fun! They grant you access and use of the parks attractions, activities, and facilities. You may be turned away from an activity or attraction if a wristband is not present.
  • The following flags are allowed to be displayed at your site and throughout the campground, American, Canadian, Military, including Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, POW, MIA, and veterans, sports and decorative flags such as holiday, seasonal or garden.
  • Please no bicycle riding after dark; helmets recommended.
  • Campers may arrive on a motorcycle, but are not permitted to ride the vehicle around the park.
  • Sorry, we cannot accept reservations that include a Saturday arrival or departure, unless made within 1 week of booking.
  • Bookings made during Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, or Columbus Day Weekend with a Sunday departure date will not be accepted, unless made within 1 week of booking.
  • Three-night minimum during Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day weekends.
  • Quiet hours: Sun-Thu 10PM-9AM. Fri-Sat 11PM-9AM.

Cottage Reservations

  • Check-in time is 4pm. We do have an early access option beginning at 11am, but it is based on availability (must call ahead) and involves a fee based on the time of check-in.
    • Early access (before check-in time) does not guarantee site/cottage will be ready or available at time of arrival. Early access only guarantees access to the campground and campground attractions, which requires parking in overflow. Access is based on availability – please call for info. We absolutely cannot accommodate access prior to 11am, so please plan your travel accordingly. 
  • Checkout time is 11am. Extended access is available for $10 during non-peak season and $25 during peak season to stay in the park until 6pm, subject to availability.
    • Extended access (after check out time) does not guarantee guest will be able to stay on site until departing from the park. Extended access only guarantees access to the campground and campground attractions, which requires parking in overflow. Access is based on availability.
  • Unless otherwise noted, rates based on 4 people (2 years old and older). Additional person fee applies.
  • No tents allowed at cabins or cottages.
  • Our cottages are non-smoking. An excessive cleaning fee will be assessed if policy is violated.
  • Pets are only allowed at pet-friendly cabins, so please request at time of booking. For one pet, there is a flat fee of $40. For two pets, there is a flat fee of $60. Pet owners are required to bring a crate(s) for their pets and are responsible for pet clean-up and noise control. For the safety of our guests, pets must be up to date on vaccinations. We reserve the right to remove hostile and disruptive pets from the park. View our Pet Waiver here.

Cancellation Policy

  • We do not give credit or refunds due to the discomforts of nature. The fun continues rain or shine. Our cancellation policy varies depending on the timing of your cancellation notice in advance of the reservation date:

3+ WEEKS2+ WEEKSLESS THAN 2 WEEKS
Refund minus $25 cancellation fee OR full refund issued in camp credit50% of reservation issued in camp credit and 50% of reservation forfeitedFull reservation forfeited

  • For group lodges (Shorepointe Cottage, Timber Lodge), cancellation policies are as follows:

5+ WEEKS4+ WEEKSLESS THAN 4 WEEKS
Refund minus $50 cancellation fee OR full refund issued in camp credit50% of reservation issued in camp credit and 50% of reservation forfeitedFull reservation forfeited

Change Policy:

  • Changes to reservation arrival or departure dates made outside of the respective cancellation window (3-5+ weeks) will result in a one-time courtesy change and every change made thereafter will be charged a $15 service fee.
  • Changes made to decrease occupancy or pets resulting in a credit owed will result in the issuance of a Camp Credit. Camp Credit will remain active on the User Account and will expire one year from issuance.
  • Reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed inside the cancellation window.

Payment Policy:

  • Payment is due in full at time of booking.
  • We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

No Shows:

  • Reservations will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. No shows will result in full forfeiture of funds.

* All rates, specials, terms and policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

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